How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

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from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna on Nov 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:53AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf7h37 02:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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10:30PMFrankfurt am Main13h10 11:40AMVienna
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02:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf6h23 08:45PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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08:53AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf7h37 04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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881One-way
12:53PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf7h37 08:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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881One-way

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Travel Information to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance370 miles (597 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$79 - $557
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $79 (€72) • 10 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $557 (€509) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB | Nightjet

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 370 miles (597 km) to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $79 (€72). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.

Travel from Frankfurt to Vienna: Journey Details

Traveling between Frankfurt and Vienna is simple, and you can choose from trains, buses and flights. Flying is far quicker, taking approximately 4 hours from door to door with 1.5 hours in the air. Trains are comfortable and only take around 6.5 hours to arrive in the Austrian capital. Buses present an economy option, while car pooling services like Bla Bla Car also travel from Frankfurt to Vienna.

Return trips from Vienna to Frankfurt are also available.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, 94,24% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Frankfurt to Vienna

Flixbus, Regiojet and Eurolines all run daily buses from Frankfurt to Vienna, so there's plenty of buses to choose from. Frankfurt to Vienna buses start as early as 5:50 a.m. and there's even a service at 1:50 a.m. in the middle of the night. The journey takes around 10 hours, so if you want to arrive in time to check in, a departure at around 2:00 p.m. makes sense. All buses travel directly, with no changes needed.

Trains from Frankfurt to Vienna

Deutsche Bahn runs a direct train from Frankfurt to Vienna. The first Frankfurt to Vienna train of the day leaves at 6:22 a.m., while the final direct train leaves at 4:20 p.m., although indirect services leave after that if you're happy to change. The shortest rail journey takes 6 hours 48 minutes.

Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna

Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna are the fastest way to arrive in the Austrian capital, with daily flights available from Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Eurowings. Direct flights take 1 hour 25 minutes, and the first plane takes off just before 7:00 a.m. After that, there are flights every hour until the final take off at 9:50 p.m. All flights travel directly, and travelers should factor in around 4 hours in total when transport to and from the airports is considered.

Travel Tips: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

Travel Tips: Travel to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.
FAQs

Travel between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vienna, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Vienna, Austria?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Vienna?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Vienna here.

There are 4 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is by taking a bus with an average price of $79 (€72).

This is compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A bus is $478 (€437) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna costing on average $557 (€509).

Taking a bus is about $44 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $122 (€112) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Vienna by bus can take on average 10 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 41 min.

You should expect to travel around 370 miles (597 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna:

  • Buses mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and tend to arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Flights from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna most often leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and tend to arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Vienna by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna for $79 (€72).
  • Travel with Austrian Airlines for flights to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Austrian Airlines Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets on Omio for $557 (€509).
  • Travel with ÖBB | Nightjet for trains to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | Nightjet Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets on Omio for $122 (€112).

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 3 direct buses per day to Vienna with Flixbus or Union Ivkoni International.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Vienna with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE.

Direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna doesn't have to end in Vienna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Budapest or Munich. If you’d like to add Prague, Budapest or Munich to your Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Vienna today!

Before traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $79 (€72) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $557 (€509) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $122 (€112) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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